Oct 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the nsa apparently hacked into the main communication links that connect yahoo and google centers around the world. what does this mean? well, it's a government break-in that potentially allows the feds to collect information from hundreds of millions of users, many of them american users. that's according to the "washington post" and documents it obtained from the nsa leaker edward snowden. according to this report, field collectors processed, get this, 181,28 181,280,466 new records in one month. an operation of this kind in the united states is illegal. of course the nsa is allowed to operate overseas but not here. what from google and yahoo. released a statement saying the company is troubled by the allegation. a yahoo spokeswoman says we have not given access to our data centers to the nsa or any other government agency. clearly that is not the accusation. the accusation is that the nsa broke in, not that anybody gave anybody permission. in other words, the nsa broke the law. of course there's more. an italian magazine reports that the nsa may have spied on the pope and some cardina
Oct 29, 2013 12:00pm PDT
of the senate intelligence commitee, the democrat, diian feinstein has been a prominent supporter of the nsa, but yesterday, and maybe for the first time, she broke ranks and claimed she is totally opposed to spying on leaders of allies. she also said that the white house told her it would stop the practice. a senior official later said that isn't true, but added the administration is considering the move. katherine herridge is live with us right over here. in europe, they seem all of a sudden to be obsessed with this, hearings and people speaking out. katherine, what else has happened at this hearing? >> well, sheperd, so far really two major headlines from james clapper, the nation's intelligence chief. the first was clearly to make the case that these controversial nsa programs are justified, clapper testified a short time ago that 2500 people were killed by terrorists just this last month, and he used that as a sign that the threat is evolving and growing. let's listen. >> in just this last month, 2,336 people were killed, 1510 injured in pakistan, afghanistan, syria, iraq, and nigeria.
Oct 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
knew that the nsa was tapping the phone of the german chance explore he allowed it to continue, again, german tabloid, a spokeswoman for the agency says that is simply not true. and "the wall street journal" reports the nsa stop monitoring chancellor merkel and other leaders after a white house review uncovered the operations. "the wall street journal" again. meanwhile, a state department spokeswoman says our ambassador to spain met with officials there to discuss reports that the nsa tracked more than 60 million phone calls in that country in one month. dana perino was the press secretary under george w. bush, the 43rd, president bush, 43, and this was happening under bush 43rd. >> i suppose. i don't get the outrage. i don't. i can mott believe the white house said we're going to have to curtail our operations, our intelligence, because they were embarrassed over a report. there's a reason they call it top secret. it is top secret, and i bet you any of these countries that are in any of this news stores are trying to do the sir same thing to the united states of america. i don't thin
Oct 31, 2013 12:00pm PDT
report now. more of today's headlines. the nsa leaker ed snowden reportedly has new job. the guy who once had a top secret security clarence will be doing tech support from a russian web site. this lawyer claims it'sing a big one. he faces espionage charges in the united states and russia gave him asylum in august. other. >>> look at that. a guyser of gasoline. it happened in mexico. some 5,000 people had to evacuate the area. investigators say a pipeline burst after thieves tried to tap into it. >> freedom for monkeys, forced to perform in chains, on the streets of indonesia's capitol city. the governor of jakarta banned the monkeys in chains shows. he says they're cruel, and the shows apparently cause traffic jams. ce max just wasn't himself. and i knew he'd feel better if heost a little weight. so i switched to purina cat ow healthy weight formula. i just fed the recommended amount... and they both loved the taste. after a few months max's "speal powers" returned... and i got my hero back. purina cat chow healthy weight. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion te